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Forsythe Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Forsythe Family Origin

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Forsythe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsythe. The most common Forsythe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Forsythe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forsythe family was Carpenter.

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Forsythe Life Expectancy

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